Cleaning Chicken Run

Discussion in 'Coop & Run - Design, Construction, & Maintenance' started by MTMama, May 28, 2011.

  1. MTMama

    MTMama Hatching

    Mar 14, 2011
    First time having chickens in the coop and have a question regarding cleaning the run underneath the coop. How do I clean this? Do I leave the chicken poop to dry out and decompose or do I through some DE on it to help it compost faster? Right now it is OK but will need to be cleaned at somepoint.

    Any suggestions?
  2. caspernc

    caspernc Songster

    Oct 15, 2010
    Z town NC
    I have a sand run, and I rake it a couple of times a weekshovel it up and putin the compost with the wood shavings from the coop that I vacum with the large shop vac I had for my koi pond. Its just too easy. I thought about using the shop vac for the run but I thought I was being just a little too lazy! [​IMG] The shop vac fits in my little wheel barrel and I just roll to the coop. Boy is the garden going to be good next year, horse and chicken compost!!!

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